THE WISDOM OF PLANTSRiccardo Buonafede


The installation THE WISDOM OF PLANTS by painter and sculptor Riccardo Buonafede is a reverence to Mother Nature, which resists its displacement even in densely built-up urban environments in defiance of all human interference. A mysterious bust, inspired by ancient Indonesian statues and reminiscent of some far-Eastern deity, with gentle admonition calls for keeping the necessary balance between nature and civilization for the sake of humankind. “I want to honor nature, which continues to live and breathe despite man is continually suffocating it. We have gotten used to living in concrete boxes, in sterile and aseptic places, away from all that is real human nature. We have gradually forgotten our connection with the earth, and if there is no understanding, there can be no respect,” says the artist who sees human self-respect as the basis of respect for the natural environment.Plants keep rustling around the bust, creating a photosynthesizing green island of contemplation in the midst of the city.


Franklinstraße 20, 1210 Wien, Österreich

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Riccardo Buonafede, b. 1984 in Comacchio (IT), lives in Comacchio.

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THE WISDOM OF PLANTSRiccardo Buonafede

Time Period

June 14, 2022 to February 24, 2023

S1, S2, S3, U6, Floridsdorf

kind support of: Gartengestaltung Mag. Roman Fuchs

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